At the 2015 Game Awards, Psychonauts 2 was announced to the surprise and delight of many. At the same time, a crowdfunding campaign went along with it for a $3.3 million dollar goal, a small amount for a game of that size, and eventually hit $4 million by the end of the campaign. In the last four years, despite fairly frequent videos from the developers, there hasn’t been a particularly extensive blitz of footage and information about the game for the wider audience. That looks to be changing with an E3 panel next month.
The panel will be hosted by Tim Schafer, head of Double Fine, and Jack Black, who I believe is some sort of up-and-coming video game YouTuber that won a contest. It will be hosted by Geoff Keighley, who himself is host and chief of The Game Awards, and be a part of the E3 Coliseum. The group plans to talk about the game’s ongoing development and share new gameplay footage from the title, though it has not currently been said when it will take place.
Psychonauts 2 is theoretically being published by Starbreeze, though that future is very much in doubt. When asked, Schafer has previously said he believes Psychonauts 2 could find another publisher easily, so there’s probably not a lot of concern that the game will eventually come out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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